Who am I?
A question that everyone asks themselves at some point in time. In this we begin to question our worth and our value. The biggest question that comes to mind is our identity. This too has been a struggle for my own life. Currently I am a student in college with 21 credit hours and working two different jobs. One job at a daycare and another as a server in a restaurant. Now these are things that I do, but they do not say who I am. Yes I also serve in the church and run my own business, but none of these things say who I am. For a long time I thought that having a busy and hectic schedule made me important. I wanted people to know that I am so busy doing so many different things and that measured my worth or my value. I had the tendency to make a PSA to let people know that this is what I was doing and everything I was doing said I was someone important. I look back and I can’t believe how I was fooling myself. Sis your worth is not determined by your latest achievement or by how packed your busy schedule is. Your worth was determined the day that Christ shed his blood on the cross just for you!
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
You were worth his nail pierced hands! You were worth every beating he took for you! It may sound cliche, but when he got on that cross and he stretched out his hands, he said you were worth this much, you were worth all of it.
Somewhere along the way we take on the beliefs of this world that tells us our worth and identity is in the money in our bank account or what kind of job we have. We even place our identity in the things that happen to us like our latest breakup, in the mouths of other people, or maybe your identity is placed in the last time you fell short into sin. We’ve all been there. Whenever falling into sin we may feel like this is who we are. I don’t believe in the quote about being a sinner saved by grace because that is not who God says you are. Sis, when you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you were given a new name.
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
In each of these scriptures I have underlined what God says about us. There are so many women in the church today who define themselves through other things in this world than with the Word of God. Their career defines them, their husband defines them, or maybe even their singleness. The enemy does not want us to understand our worth and understand who we are. He knows that if we do, we will be able to access the true power of God that lies on the inside of each one of us. The same power and authority that God gave us from the beginning of the world. Sis, the enemy is going to use this world to take you out if you don’t recognize who God says you are and if you don’t recognize your true worth.
I want to challenge you the way I am challenging myself daily to get into the presence of God. Allow Him to reveal who you are in your time with Him. Saturate yourself with more of Him and more of His Word. Don’t worry about the definitions of this World, but be defined by Him. You are not alone in this journey. Be encouraged. I love you and God loves you!